Debt to contractors will be paid back: Libyan president
President Magariaf says Libyan are also hurt by unfinished projects. AP photoLibya’s President and head of the General National Congress, Mohamed Magariaf, said Dec. 7 that his country would not violate the rights of Turkish companies to whom they owe money for projects carried out before clashes between the late dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s administration and opposition fighters broke out last year.
“No doubt, although these companies were harmed, the Libyan people were also harmed as these projects were not finished,” Magariaf said in response to a question at a joint press conference following talks with President Abdullah Gül.
“The new Libya has not been established for injustice and for the violation of the rights of a party. Of course, these problems exist. There has been damage of various sizes to many companies, and this issue is being investigated,” Magariaf said. “No Libyan authority is planning to violate any company’s rights. This may be either Turkish companies or companies from another country,” he added.